Requirements are subject to change as conditions warrant. Local jurisdictions may have requirements beyond the state requirements listed here.
Animals from within Wisconsin
These animals must meet vaccination and testing requirements for their species. You can find the requirements by checking the species of each animal in the group.
Animals from outside Wisconsin
These animals need certificates of veterinary inspection and vaccinations and tests required for their species. You can find the requirements by checking the species of each animal in the group.
They also need import permit numbers if they are:
- Circuses and individual circus acts
- Rodeo stock other than individual participants’ horses
- Multi-species menageries (defined as any animals kept individually or in a collection primarily for purposes of exhibition or competition)
- Petting zoos
They do not need import permit numbers if they are:
- Rodeo horses owned by individual participants
- Single-species groups
Note: Some animals may not be brought to Wisconsin. These are North American prairie dogs and the following African species: tree squirrels, rope squirrels, dormice, Gambian giant pouched rats, brush-tailed porcupines and striped mice. Others may require permits from the Department of Natural Resources.